Post by missevelyn on Jul 14, 2010 18:29:47 GMT -5
Just get an old canopy that fits your truck, any calf small enough to stuff in will be fine.
Penny, the Guernsey,
Dumdum, Moose and Peewee,the little steers.
Christopher, the little milk absorber.
Peaches, Jersey/Guernsey cross, out on the side hill.
Champ the faithful and brainless hound.
Luke the Doberman pup.
Six bee hives.
Post by marseydoats on Jul 14, 2010 21:00:05 GMT -5
Dh just made a crate out of 2 x 4's --- made it just right to slide into my Cherokee --- we don't have a truck. It doesn't have a top or bottom. We put shavings in the floor for her to lie on. The back has a plywood panel that ties on to keep them off the glass. It is REALLY heavy though, and awkward to wrestle into the truck. Calf rode just fine, though we did get a few strange looks going down the interstate and when we stopped for gas.
Brown Swiss Jersey X Cocoa
chickens and some guiny hens
house cats KC , Stinker + strays
LaMachin , and a Alpine nanny goats 1 sheep
1 cow dog X was my Moms Girl
Emmy a Fjord QH X mare
Porkett a blue butt sow
and the ever changing
Post by jerseylovinliz on Jul 15, 2010 2:20:37 GMT -5
Dh built me a fabulous wire cage that I use. I can haul 5-6 at a time. It cost him $17 I believe for the welding rods. It's too dark to take a pic tonight but I'll add 1 tomorrow. Ask around & see if anybody has any leftover angle iron (local grocery store had some leftover from a remodel they gave us). We also asked neighbors if they had any panels they weren't going to use b/c they were scraps or bent (Tractor Supply gave us 1 1/2 panels & Home Depot gave us 2). I've had a couple guys offer me $400-500 for it!!! My cage is ridiculously heavy though. Only way I can get it in the truck is to lean it backwards onto the tailgate & then heave it up.
If you're not a welder this is free... Ask at your local hardware store (Tractor Supply here will give them away) for the wooden crates that the riding lawn mowers come in. A friend of ours rigs those up & it's worked for them for years. If 1 breaks they just get another one (for free). They also use them for chick/duckling/goosling houses outside & for calf shelter in their little pens. - Liz
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.
Hey! Whats wrong with hauling them in the front seat with you or the back seat of the car?? We took a cattle panel and cut it into 4 or five pieces. (Torch needed and a measuring tape ) Then re-welded it into a box....baling wire would do in a pinch. I used this for a calf/goat hauler (in the back of my van at the time) and doubled as a 'jail' for various creatures when it wasn't in use. (We left the bottom open, I just used cardboard [and a trash bag under the cardboard] for a 'floor'.) Janene
Occasional steer for the freezer
Dogs, cats, chickens, etc!
*~*Proud Mother of 2 Military Sons*~*
A Grandma now, too!
Hey! Whats wrong with hauling them in the front seat with you or the back seat of the car??
Poooooooop is what's wrong with that! LOL Sometimes you don't want 'em pooing in the "good" truck! ;D ;D
I have put mine in an XL dog crate (not as big as the one pic'd though) in the back of my van. I have put them in same crate in the back of a pick up, but DO NOT try to put a 2 week old scared, Angus heifer in one --- she'll bust it all loose. Ask me how I know. The sale barn guys thought, no, they knew I was nuts then. LOL I keep telling DH we need to make a box, too. I think I'm going back to the cutting up the fence panel and welding it together idea. I don't want it to be too heavy, though. My back is getting tired.
Home to Fern (Jersey), Paprika (Shorthorn/Angus heifer) Pierre and Melvin (steers); Candy, Star (horses); Louie (Doberman) Gypsy (LGD mix); 4 cats & a variety of chickens.
RIP to these special ones:
Belle & Emma (Jersey) Brody (Doberman) Lady (Holstein) Poco (QH) Skittles (pony)
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